Investing In Sustainable Aquaculture

Securing the world’s future supplies of seafood through investment in aquaculture.

LOCATION

Switzerland

SERVICES

Valuation of Aquaculture Operations, Aquaculture Investment Advisory Services, Aquaculture Due Diligence Work

TEAM

Tom Frese
2007 - 2008

Summary

AquaSol, Inc. advised a European wealth management group interested in developing an alternative asset fund focused exclusively on publicly-traded aquaculture companies. At the time of engagement, the client had approximately USD 1.5 billion in assets under management. AquaSol, Inc. provided aquaculture industry expertise, formulated aquaculture investment screening criteria, and performed preliminary aquaculture due diligence work on the universe of approximately sixty publicly-traded aquaculture companies.

Status

The investment case for investing in aquaculture is still intact. Some of the old fish farming companies are gone or have been acquired, while others are still going strong. Operating conditions can change rapidly depending on conditions on the ground, with disease epizootics and natural disasters having potential to strongly impact earnings. Managing a portfolio of aquaculture companies requires industry insight and strong investment management skills to properly asess and manage these risks.